Birthdays in History in 1925

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 308

  • Jan 2 William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
  • Jan 6 John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
  • Jan 7 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
  • Jan 8 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
  • Jan 8 Helmuth Hubener, German activist (d. 1942)
  • Jan 9 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
  • Jan 14 Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
  • Jan 17 Duane Hanson, US sculptor
  • Jan 17 Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
  • Jan 17 Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
  • Jan 18 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
  • Jan 19 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician and writer, born in Granada, Nicaragua
  • Jan 20 Edwin Gordon, VOA correspondant, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 20 Eugen Gomringer, writer
  • Jan 21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
  • Jan 22 Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire

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Jan 24 Maria Tallchief, American ballerina, born in Fairfax, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • Jan 26 David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
  • Jan 26 Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
  • Jan 26 Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 27 Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
  • Jan 27 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall (d. 2000)
  • Jan 28 Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
  • Jan 30 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
  • Jan 31 Charles Aidman, Frankfort Ind, narrator (New Twilight Zone)
  • Jan 31 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 David Abell Wood, priest
  • Feb 3 Joop C Swart, Dutch publisher/founder (World Press Photo)
  • Feb 3 Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Feb 4 Russell Hoban, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)
  • Feb 7 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright , born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1994)
  • Feb 7 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, born in Linz (d. 1986)
  • Feb 9 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
  • Feb 11 Peter Berger, British vice-admiral
  • Feb 11 Virginia E Johnson, doctor and sexologist (Masters & Johnson)
  • Feb 12 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
  • Feb 12 Joan Mitchell, Chicago USA, American painter and printmaker
  • Feb 13 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author
  • Feb 16 David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
  • Feb 16 PER Bailey, director (Gatwick & Stansted Airports)
  • Feb 16 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar master (d. 2004)
  • Feb 18 Marcel Barbeau, Quebec artist
  • Feb 20 Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)
  • Feb 20 Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa)
  • Feb 20 Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
  • Feb 22 Edward Gorey, author/artist (Curious Sofa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 22 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
  • Feb 23 Louis Stokes, politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Feb 26 Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
  • Feb 27 Hugh Leggatt, art dealer
  • Feb 27 Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)
  • Feb 27 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
  • Feb 27 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
  • Mar 7 Rene Gagnon, US Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1979)
  • Mar 8 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
  • Mar 10 Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
  • Mar 10 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
  • Mar 10 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • Mar 11 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • Mar 12 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Leo Esaki, [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973)
  • Mar 12 William G Whitehurst, (Rep-R-Va)
  • Mar 14 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • Mar 14 Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • Mar 15 Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist
  • Mar 16 Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (d. 2004)
  • Mar 17 G M Hughes, British zoologist
  • Mar 17 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
  • Mar 19 Brent Scowcroft, Lt Gen (USAF)/National Security Council, born in Ogden, Utah
  • Mar 20 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 2010)
  • Mar 20 John D Erlichman, Politician (Nixon aide, Watergate)
  • Mar 21 John E Grotberg, (Rep-R-IL, 1985-86)
  • Mar 22 Colin Spedding, CEO (Council of Science & Technology Institutes)
  • Mar 23 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • Mar 23 David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
  • Mar 23 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • Mar 25 Flannery O'Connor, GA, novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find)
  • Mar 26 Lord Graham of Edmonton, House of Lords (chief opposition whip)
  • Mar 26 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Lord Plumb [Charles Henry Plumb], Member of the European Parliament
  • Mar 27 R P Cohan, choreographer
  • Mar 27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • Mar 29 Roy Beldam, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1989-2000)
  • Mar 30 John Wells, British politician (C)
  • Apr 1 Sala Burton, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Apr 2 George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)
  • Apr 3 Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
  • Apr 4 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
  • Apr 4 Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
  • Apr 6 John Knox, British supreme court justice
  • Apr 6 Marcus Worsley, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 9 Michael Richardson, vice CEO (N M Rotschild)
  • Apr 9 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)

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Apr 11 Ethel Kennedy, American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • Apr 11 Johan van Zonderen, painter
  • Apr 11 Oscar De Ville, CEO (Meyer International)
  • Apr 11 Rik Kuijpers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die in the harbor)
  • Apr 11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and newspaper editor (Quebecor) (d. 1997)
  • Apr 12 Johnny Jordan, England, cameraman (You Only Live Twice) [or Feb 7]
  • Apr 13 Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist
  • Apr 14 Abel Muzorewa, bishop/premier (Rhodesia)
  • Apr 17 Anne Harris, CEO (National Federation of Women's Institutes)
  • Apr 17 John Yates, bishop (Lambeth England)
  • Apr 22 Christopher Ball, Oxford, warden (Keble College)
  • Apr 25 Anthony Christopher, British trade unionist
  • Apr 26 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)
  • May 1 Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Boulder Colo, astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7)
  • May 1 Scott Carpenter, Boulder, CO, pilot and astronaut (d. 2013)
  • May 4 Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)
  • May 4 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman
  • May 5 Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)
  • May 5 Mykola Plaviuk, Rusiv, Poland, Ukranian president (1978-81), (d. 2012)
  • May 6 Patrick Meany, CEO (Rank Organization)
  • May 8 Ali Hassan Mwinyi, president of Tanzania (1985- )
  • May 8 Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, lord of appeal in ordinary
  • May 9 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
  • May 10 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • May 11 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), born in Haslingden, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • May 11 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • May 12 John Simon, theater critic (NY Times)
  • May 15 Jos Jacobs, Flemish director (Madonna of Nedermunster)
  • May 15 Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 2014)
  • May 16 Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer

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May 19 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1965)

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • May 19 Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (1976-79) and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge (1963-97), born in Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thom, Cambodia (d. 1998)
  • May 20 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
  • May 22 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
  • May 23 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • May 24 Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
  • May 27 John Moberly, diplomat
  • May 27 Tony Hillerman, American writer
  • May 28 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • May 29 Sir Kenneth Couzens, Deputy Chairman of the British Coal Board
  • May 30 Eddy Bruma, Suriname politician
  • May 30 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • Jun 1 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • Jun 3 Gerhard Zwerenz, writer
  • Jun 3 Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)
  • Jun 5 William L Dickinson, (Rep-R-AL, 1965- )
  • Jun 7 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)

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Jun 8 Barbara Bush, US First Lady (1989-93), born in NYC, New York

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • Jun 8 Eddie Gaedel, 3'7" St Louis Browns pinch-hitter (he walked)
  • Jun 9 Roy Hughes, Baron Islwyn, British politician (L), born in Pontllanfraith, Monmouthshire (d. 2003)
  • Jun 9 [John] Keith Laumer, [Anthony LeBaron], US, sf author (Retief's War)
  • Jun 10 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • Jun 11 William Styron, Va, novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice)
  • Jun 13 Hans Fellner, bookseller
  • Jun 14 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter
  • Jun 14 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (Tarumba, Maltiempes)
  • Jun 18 Rex Collings, writer/publisher
  • Jun 19 Alfred B Nzo, South African sec-gen ANC (1969- )
  • Jun 19 Charlie Drake, British comic (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash)
  • Jun 21 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
  • Jun 23 Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), born in Halifax (d. 2017)
  • Jun 24 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 25 Robert Venturi, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 25 Ted Stepien, American business (d. 2007)
  • Jun 26 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II)
  • Jun 29 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician
  • Jul 2 Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo
  • Jul 2 Patrice Emery Lumumba, Katakokombe region of the Kasai Province of Belgian Congo, first Prime Minister of an independent Congo,
  • Jul 3 Michael Oliver, cardiologist, born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jul 6 Huub H Jacobse, member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal)
  • Jul 7 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • Jul 7 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
  • Jul 9 Thomas A Luken, (Rep-D-OH, 1973-74, 77- )
  • Jul 12 Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors)
  • Jul 13 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • Jul 18 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australia, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)
  • Jul 20 Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
  • Jul 20 Frantz Fanon, Martinique, France, psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), (d. 1961)
  • Jul 24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
  • Jul 26 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
  • Jul 28 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
  • Jul 28 Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Aug 1 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
  • Aug 8 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
  • Aug 8 Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
  • Aug 9 David A. Huffman, creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
  • Aug 10 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
  • Aug 10 George Cooper, general
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 11 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • Aug 11 Mike Douglas, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 11 Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)
  • Aug 12 Dale Bumpers, politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), born in Charleston, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 12 Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • Aug 12 Robin Nicholson, metallurgist
  • Aug 12 Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • Aug 12 George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 15 Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa